SSRS : SMS_SRS_Reporting_Point Failing with Error Message 7405

Nicolas PilonSCCM, SSRS5 Comments

I was configuring the reporting services on a dedicated server when I received a SMS_SRS_Reporting_Point failing with 7405 on the component status failure message. The error logs from reporting services is : ERROR: Throwing Microsoft.ReportingServices.Diagnostics.Utilities.ItemNotFoundException: , Microsoft.ReportingServices.Diagnostics.Utilities.ItemNotFoundException: The item ‘/ConfigMgr_CAS’ cannot be found.; Cause: The datasource was not in the good directory. Resolution: Move the datasource on the SSRS website to the same place of the component configuration in SCCM 2012. SMS_SRS_Reporting_Point failing with 7405  

KB2905002 Installation and Useful Information

Benoit LecoursSCCM15 Comments

The first hotfix for SCCM 2012 R2 is out and it’s time to install it. I’ll document a step-by-step installation and gives some useful information. For those of you that are used to update SCCM, you won’t be disorientated. The first thing you need to know is that this hotfix will update the sites servers, the consoles and the clients. This mean that you’ll need to update those after the hotfix installation. Rest assured, the hotfix will create 3 updates packages for you during the installation. Start with the higher site in your hierarchy. You can use the update package that will … Read More

SCCM 2012 R2 Application Uninstall Button is Grayed Out

Benoit LecoursSCCM20 Comments

I’ve found a bug in the latest SCCM release. SCCM 2012 R2 application uninstall button is grayed out An application cannot be uninstalled using Software Center when it contains more than one deployment type. I created an application to deploy Acrobat Reader using the msi The application contains 2 deployment type (Install for User) One DT has a requirement for English OS, the other DT is for French OS The installation is successful but it can’t be uninstalled using the Software Center (The uninstall button is grayed out) When a DT is deleted, the application can be uninstalled This scenario has … Read More

Add Server Requirement using Powershell

Benoit LecoursPowershell, SCCM1 Comment

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Before an installation of SCCM, you need to enable a couple of requirements in sccm 2012 server roles and features. You can add these using the server manager snap-in but since you are a good admin, you know that you can use Powershell ! Here’s the commands I use in the script to enable the required roles before my SCCM installations : Get-Module servermanager Install-WindowsFeature Web-Windows-Auth Install-WindowsFeature Web-ISAPI-Ext Install-WindowsFeature Web-Metabase Install-WindowsFeature Web-WMI Install-WindowsFeature BITS Install-WindowsFeature RDC Install-WindowsFeature NET-Framework-Features Install-WindowsFeature Web-Asp-Net Install-WindowsFeature Web-Asp-Net45 Install-WindowsFeature NET-HTTP-Activation Install-WindowsFeature NET-Non-HTTP-Activ Run it in a PowerShell prompt and get a coffee while the magic happens, you earn … Read More

Cannot Connect to the Application Server

Benoit LecoursSCCM5 Comments

The application catalog is one of the nice addition to SCCM 2012. It can be tricky to install, there’s numerous post about different error but the common one is this one. After installing both roles to your site server, when trying to connect to http://yourserver/applicationcatalog you have the following error : Cannot connect to the application server The webserver cannot communicate with the server. This might be a temporary problem. Try Again Later to see if the problem has been corrected.             A good starting point is to look at both component status: SMS_PORTALWEB_CONTROL_MANAGER SMS_AWEBSVC_CONTROL_MANAGER … Read More

SCCM 2012 Reports not Running from the Console

Benoit LecoursSCCM2 Comments

SCCM reports are great way of getting information from SCCM 2012. Any users who has access to run reports can see them locally  from SCCM Console on their computer. They can also use the reporting web portal to see them (Usually : http://SccmServerName/reports) Problem Your SCCM Reporting Point is running fine, you can see all reports in the console but SCCM 2012 Reports not running when you : Browse to the Monitoring / Reporting / Reports Right-click any SCCM 2012 report and select Run                                Running the same report from the web portal is working … Read More

Using Local Admin Account to install SCCM Client

Benoit LecoursSCCMLeave a Comment

I was working in a LAB environment and I didn’t had access to create a user in AD to push clients. As you probably know, SCCM require an installation account to install the client. This account must be a member of the local administrator group on the target computers. Since I had no time to loose, I decided to try the client installation using the local “Administrator” account of my tests machines. The password was all the same so it was worth giving a try. After adding the local Adminstrator and Administrateur (i had english and french OS) account in … Read More

How to create a Report Viewer Role in SCCM 2012

Benoit LecoursSCCM1 Comment

What if you want to give a console user the rights to only run reports ? Microsoft doesn’t have include a report viewer role in SCCM. You could grant access to the “Read-only Analyst” role which will be enough to run report but maybe you don’t want them to see all nodes. Create a Report Viewer Role in SCCM Here’s what to do to achieve this: SCCM Console / Administration / Security / Security Roles Right click on Read-only Analysts Select Copy          Go throught each node and keep only Run Reports and Read to YES At the end, … Read More